Project

K-Project for non-destructive testing and tomography

Project

Sep 2009 - Aug 2014

Non-destructive testing (NDT) is of increasing importance for improving the quality and reliability of industrial products and enables the development of new products, which technically couldn’t be realized till now. Extensive research activities are ongoing to develop and apply NDT methods, as illustrated by the increasing number of scientific NDT publications. In many European countries there are specialist research centres for NDT, e.g. the BAM in Germany or the EMPA in Switzerland, but in Austria no comparable NDT-research centre exists. The planned K-Project will create an applications-orientated NDT research centre which will concentrate and strengthen research on modern NDT methods in Austria (especially multi-scale X-ray computed, optical coherence tomography, active thermography, photoacoustics and non-contact ultrasound).
NDT plays a significant role in the economy and is used in a wide range of industries such as the automotive, aerospace, manufacturing, construction and materials processing industries. Within the next few years an average annual growth rate of 5 % is projected for the NDT market. The use of NDT methods is driven by the introduction of new products, materials and technologies and by the demand for enhanced quality control and cost reduction in industry. All in all, this has resulted in a strong increase in NDT activities.
The planned K-Project merges relevant NDT-research activities in Austria with the aim of improving the quality of research and reaching a critical mass with regard to scientific knowledge, equipment and personnel. Expertise on NDT-methods, combined with expertise in applications-oriented materials science, will create an interdisciplinary project with significant synergies. The consortium consists of 3 scientific partners (FH OÖ-Wels, UAR, and TU Wien) and 10 company partners (Borealis, Carl Zeiss, FCI, Georg Fischer, Gruber+Kaja, Lenzing, ÖGfZP, Plansee, vatron, Voestalpine Stahl), which will collaborate in multi-firm and strategic projects. The main goals of the K-Project are:

1. To enhance the competitiveness of Austrian industry (mainly automotive, materials and manufacturing) as well as of the growing NDT-service sector.
2. To strengthen and improve the infrastructure for research and education by establishing a long-term research centre for NDT with 2 strategic research areas:
    • Non-Destructive Testing for critical defect analysis in materials 
    • Tomography
3. To combine the expertise of NDT-experts and of applications-orientated materials scientists, creating a unique knowledge base with regard to non-destructive evaluation:
    • Multi-scale X-ray computed tomography down to high resolutions below 500 nm 
    • Optical coherence tomography for analysis of defects and strain
    • Active thermography for quantitative analysis as well as photoacoustics and non-       contact ultrasound for structural investigations
    • Data evaluation methods for quantitative heterogeneity and critical defect analysis.


Research program

FFG COMET


Das Projekt wird im Programm COMET - Competent Centers for Excellence Technologies durch das BMWFW sowie das BMVIT gefördert.

2017
J. Kastner, C. Gusenbauer, S. Senck, G. Rao - Talbot-Lau grating interferometer μXCT for quantitative characterization of polymeric structures by using phase and dark field contrast - APCNDT, Singapur, Singapore, 2017 more
2016
B. Plank, R. Helmus, M. Gschwandtner, R. Hinterhölzl, J. Kastner - In-Situ Observation of Bubble Formation in Neat Resin during the Curing Process by Means of X-Ray Computed Tomography - 19th World Conference on Non-Destructive Testing, WCNDT 2016 , München, Germany, 2016, pp. 1-8 more
2016
M. Šlapáková, M. Zimina, S. Zaunschirm, J. Kastner, J. Bajer, M. Cieslar - 3D analysis of macrosegregation in twin-roll cast AA3003 alloy - MATERIALS CHARACTERIZATION, Vol. 118, No. 118, 2016, pp. 44-49 more
2016
B. Fröhler, T. Möller, C. Heinzl - GEMSe: Visualization-Guided Exploration of Multi-channel Segmentation Algorithms - COMPUTER GRAPHICS FORUM, Vol. 35, No. 3, 2016, pp. 191-200 more
2015
S. Senck, J. Kastner, B. Plank, D. Salaberger, C. Gusenbauer - Three-dimensional characterization of polymeric materials using a Talbot-Lau grating interferometer CT - Bruker microCT User Meeting, Bruges, Belgium, 2015 more
2015
H. Zauner, J. Kastner, C. Heinzl - Multimodal Registration and Fusion of Industrial CT Data - Proceedings: Digital Industrial Radiology and Computed Tomography (DIR 2015), Ghent, Belgium, 2015 more
2015
J. Kastner, B. Plank, D. Salaberger - Application of CT for the characterization of light-weight materials and components - 7 Landshuter Lightweight-Confernce, Landhut, Germany, 2015 more
2015
J. Kastner, S. Senck, C. Gusenbauer, B. Plank, C. Hannesschläger, H. Zauner, C. Heinzl, A. Sasov - Three-dimensional characterization of fibre-reinforced polymers using a Talbot-Lau grating interferometer μ-CT und data fusion methods - XNPIG 2015 3rd Meeting of X-Ray and Neutron Phase Imaging with… more
2015
J. Kastner, C. Heinzl - X-ray computed tomography for non-destructive testing and materials characterization in Integrated Imaging and Vision Techniques for Industrial Inspection (Editors: Z.Liu, H. Ukida, P. Ramuhalli, K. Niel) - Springer Gabler, 2015 more
2015
H. Zauner, J. Kastner, D. Salaberger, C. Heinzl - 3D image processing for single fibre characterization by means of XCT - Acta Stereologica, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2015 more
2015
D. Salaberger, P. Hine, M. Jerabek, J. Kastner - Assessment of accuracy of fibre orientation measurement using X-ray computed tomography - Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Composite Materials , Copenhagen, Denmark, 2015, pp. 8 more
2014
A. Amirkhanov, S. Bruckner, C. Heinzl, E. Gröller - The Haunted Swamps of Heuristics: Uncertainty in Problem Solving in Scientific Visualization (Contributions to Book: Part/Chapter/Section 5), - Springer Gabler, 2014, pp. 51-60 more
2014
M. Jerabek, D. Salaberger, M. Reiter, Z. Major - Prediction of fiber orientation in short glass fiber polypropylene composites and the consequences for micromechanical simulations - Proceedings of ECCM 16 European Conference on Composite Materials, Sevilla, Spain, 2014, pp. 1 more
2014
M. Reiter, D. Weiss, C. Gusenbauer, J. Kastner, M. Erler, S. Kasperl - Evaluation of a histogram based image quality measure for X-ray computed tomography - Proceedings of Conference on Industrial Computed Tomography (iCT2014), Wels, Austria, 2014 more
2014
A. Amirkhanov, M. Reiter, J. Kastner, E. Gröller, C. Heinzl - Uncertainty in CT Metrology: Visualizations for Exploration and Analysis of Geometric Tolerances - Proceedings of Conference on Industrial Computed Tomography (iCT2014), Wels, Austria, 2014, pp. 189-196 more
2014
M. Reiter, C. Kuhn, D. Weiss, M. Erler, S. Kasperl, S. Schröpfer - CT-Wizard - Automatic determination of optimal CT measuring parameters for an unknown part - Proceedings of 11th European Conference on Non-Destructive Testing (ECNDT 2014), Prague, Czech Republic, 2014 more
2014
J. Kastner, S. Zaunschirm, G. Requena, S. Baumgartner, H. Pinto - 3D-microstructure characterization of thermomecanically treated Mg-alloys by high resolution X-ray computed tomography - Proceedings of 11th European Conference on Non-Destructive Testing (ECNDT 2014), Prague, Czech Republic, 2014 more
2014
D. Kiefel, R. Stössel, B. Plank, C. Heinzl, J. Kastner - CFRP porosity characterization using µ-Computed Tomography with optimized test parameters supported by XCT-simulation - Proceedings of Conference on Industrial Computed Tomography (iCT2014), Wels, Austria, 2014, pp. 35-43 more
2014
C. Heinzl, S. Bruckner, E. Gröller - Guest editorial—Uncertainty and parameter space analysis in visualization - COMPUTERS & GRAPHICS, Vol. 41, No. 1, 2014, pp. 1-2 more
2014
D. Salaberger, J. Kastner, M. Arikan, T. Paier - Characterization of damage mechanisms in glass fibre reinforced polymers using X-ray computed tomography - Proceedings of 11th European Conference on Non-Destructive Testing (ECNDT 2014), Prague, Czech Republic, 2014 more
2014
V. Revol, B. Plank, C. Kottler, J. Kastner, R. Kaufmann, A. Dommann, A. Neels - Laminate fibre structure characterisation by orientation-selective X-ray grating interferometry - Proceedings of Conference on Industrial Computed Tomography (iCT2014), Wels, Austria, 2014, pp. 45-51 more
2013
A. Reh, C. Gusenbauer, J. Kastner, E. Gröller, C. Heinzl - MObjects - A Novel Method for the Visualization and Interactive Exploration of Defects in Industrial XCT Data - IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), Vol. 19, No. 12, 2013, pp. 2906-2915 more
2013
D. Salaberger, S. Gleiß, J. Kastner - Comparison of methods to determine fibre length distribution: X-ray CT versus standard method - Int. Conf. Structural Analysis of Advanced Materials, Kos, Greece, 2013 more
2013
V. Revol, B. Plank, R. Kaufmann, J. Kastner, C. Kottler, A. Neels - Laminate fibre structure characterisation of carbon fibre-reinforced polymers by X-ray scatter dark field imaging with a grating interferometer - NDT & E INTERNATIONAL, 2013, pp. 64-71 more
2013
A. Amirkhanov, C. Heinzl, J. Kastner, E. Gröller - Fuzzy CT Metrology: Dimensional Measurements on Uncertain Data - SCCG Proceedings (Digital Library), Smolenice castle, Slovakia, Slovakia, 2013, pp. 8 more
2013
B. Plank, C. Gusenbauer, D. Salaberger, J. Kastner - Computed tomography links together: A wide range of applications enables interdisciplinary collaborations with research, industry and business - Proceedings FFH 2013, Dornbirn, Austria, 2013, pp. 480-483 more
2013
A. Reh, B. Plank, J. Kastner, E. Gröller, C. Heinzl - Advanced Visualization Methods for Porosity in Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymers - 1st International Conference on Tomography of Materials and Structures (ICTMS 2013), Ghent, Belgium, 2013, pp. 4 more
2013
M. Aigner, D. Salaberger - The influence of glass fibres on the longational viscosity studied by means of optical coherence tomography and X-ray computed tomography - PPS 29 Proceedings, Nürnberg (Deutschland) / Nuremberg (Germany), Germany, 2013 more
2013
J. Kastner, B. Plank, D. Salaberger - High resolution X-ray computed tomography for quantitative characterization of fiber reinforced polymers and heterogeneous light metals - Proceeding ASNT 22nd Annual Research Symposium, Memphis, United States of America, 2013 more
2012
A. Amirkhanov, M. Reiter, J. Kastner, E. Gröller, C. Heinzl - Evaluation of Projection-Based Metal-Artifact Reduction for Multi-Material Components - Conference on Industrial Computed Tomography, Wels, Austria, 2012, pp. 279-287 more
2012
J. Kastner, D. Salaberger, B. Plank, A. Reh, C. Heinzl - Advanced X-ray tomographic methods for quantitative characterisation of carbon fibre reinforced polymers - Proceedings 4th International symposium on NDT in Aerospace, Augsburg, Germany, 2012 more
2012
J. Kastner, B. Plank, V. Revol, C. Kottler - Comparison of phase contrast X-ray computed tomography methods for non-destructive testing of materials - Proceedings of 12th World Conference on Non-Destructive Testing, Durban, South Africa, 2012, pp. 9 more
2012
A. Reh, B. Plank, J. Kastner, E. Gröller, C. Heinzl - Porosity Maps - Interactive Exploration and Visual Analysis of Porosity in Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymers - COMPUTER GRAPHICS FORUM, Vol. 31, No. 3, 2012, pp. 1185-1194 more
2012
J. Kastner - Editor - Proceedings Conference on Industrial Computed Tomography 2012, Wels, Austria, 2012 more
2012
D. Salaberger, H. Scharleitner, J. Kastner - Analysis of ink distribution in polymer foams by X-ray computed tomography - DACH NDT Annual Meeting 2012, Graz, Austria, 2012 more
2012
J. Kastner, D. Salaberger, B. Plank - High resolution X-ray computed tomography of fibre and particle filled polymers - Proceedings of 12th World Conference on Non-Destructive Testing, Durban, South Africa, 2012, pp. 9 more
2012
C. Heinzl, J. Kastner, A. Amirkhanov, E. Gröller, C. Gusenbauer - Optimal Specimen Placement in Cone Beam X-ray Computed Tomography - NDT & E INTERNATIONAL, Vol. 99, No. 99, 2012, pp. 1-25 more
2012
M. Reiter, M. Krumm, S. Kasperl, C. Kuhn, D. Weiss, M. Erler, C. Gusenbauer, C. Heinzl, J. Kastner - Evaluation of transmission based image quality optimisation for X-ray computed tomography - Conference on Industrial Computed Tomography, Wels, Austria, 2012, pp. 241-250 more
2012
J. Kastner, B. Plank, C. Gusenbauer, B. Harrer, G. Requena - 3d-Microstructure investigations on light metal alloys by means of X-ray computed tomography - Proceedings 7. Ranshofener Leichtmetalltage, Gmunden, Austria, 2012 more
2012
J. Kastner, B. Plank, D. Salaberger - Quantitative Evaluierung von Röntgen-CT-Daten von glasfaserverstärkten Kunststoffen zur Bestimmung von Faserlängenverteilung und -orientierung. - Proceedings FFH 2012, Graz, Austria, 2012 more
2012
J. Kastner, B. Harrer, G. Requena - Microstructure characterization of high-strength Al-alloys by high resolution X-ray computed tomography - Proceedings of 12th World Conference on Non-Destructive Testing, Durban, South Africa, 2012 more
2012
J. Kastner, B. Plank, G. Requena - Non-destructive characterisation of polymers and Al-alloys by polychromatic cone-beam phase contrast tomography - MATERIALS CHARACTERIZATION, Vol. 64, No. 2, 2012, pp. 79-87 more
2011
M. Reiter, B. Harrer, D. Salaberger, C. Heinzl, C. Gusenbauer, C. Kuhn, J. Kastner - Simulation aided study for optimising device parameters of an industrial X-ray computed tomography system for non-destructive testing and materials characterisation - International Symposium on Digital Industrial Radiology… more
2011
A. Amirkhanov, C. Heinzl, M. Reiter, J. Kastner, E. Gröller - Projection-Based Metal-Artifact Reduction for Industrial 3D X-ray Computed Tomography - IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VISUALIZATION AND COMPUTER GRAPHICS, Vol. 17, No. 12, 2011, pp. 2193-2202 more
2011
J. Kastner, B. Plank, D. Salaberger - Phase contrast imaging with high resolution cone beam X-ray computed tomography - International Symposium on Digital Industrial Radiology and Computed Tomography 2011, Berlin, Germany, 2011 more
2011
C. Heinzl, J. Kastner, A. Amirkhanov, E. Gröller, M. Reiter - Fast Estimation of Optimal Specimen Placements in 3D X-ray Computed Tomography - International Symposium on Digital Industrial Radiology and Computed Tomography 2011, Berlin, Germany, 2011 more
2011
J. Kastner, R. Kickinger, D. Salaberger - High resolution X-ray computed tomography for 3D-microstructure characterisation of a cellulose particle filled polymer foam - JOURNAL OF CELLULAR PLASTICS, Vol. 47, No. 1, 2011, pp. 567-578 more
2010
B. Harrer, J. Kastner, H. Degischer - MICROFOCUS COMPUTED X-RAY TOMOGRAPHY OF SEGREGATIONS IN HIGH STRENGTH ALUMINIUM ALLOYS - Proc. of 10th European Conference on Non-Destructive Testing, Moskau, Russian Federation, 2010 more
2010
J. Kastner, B. Harrer, H. Traxler - COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY AND PULSED THERMOGRAPHY OF CARBON REINFORCED CARBON/COPPER COMPONENTS FOR THERMONUCLEAR FUSION - Proc. of 10th European Conference on Non-Destructive Testing, Moskau, Russian Federation, 2010 more
2010
J. Kastner, B. Plank, D. Salaberger, J. Sekelja - Defect and porosity determination of fibre reinforced polymers by x-ray Computed Tomography - 2nd Int. Symposium on NDT in Aerospace, Hamburg, D, Germany, 2010 more
2010
C. Heinzl, M. Reiter, J. Kastner, E. Gröller - Artefaktreduktion mittels Dual Viewing für Röntgencomputertomographie von Multimaterialbauteilen - DGZFP Yearly Conference 2010, Erfurt, Germany, 2010 more
2010
C. Heinzl, J. Kastner, E. Gröller - Uncertainty Visualization of Computed Tomography Datasets from Industrial Components - Proc. of 10th European Conference on Non-Destructive Testing, Moskau, Russian Federation, 2010 more
2010
M. Reiter, C. Heinzl, D. Salaberger, D. Weiss, J. Kastner - Study on parameter variation of an industrial computed tomography simulation tool concerning dimensional measurement deviations - Proc. of 10th European Conference on Non-Destructive Testing, Moskau, Russian Federation, 2010 more
2010
M. Reiter, C. Heinzl, D. Salaberger, D. Weiss, J. Kastner - Simulative Parameteroptimierung für Metrologie an Multi-Materialbauteilen mit industrieller Röntgen Computertomografie - Proceedings Industrial Computed Tomography Symposium 2010, Wels, Austria, 2010, pp. 163-173 more
2010
J. Kastner, B. Harrer, G. Requena, O. Brunke - Comparative study of micro- and Sub-µm computed tomography with synchrotron tomography applied to Fe- and Al-alloys - NDT & E INTERNATIONAL, Vol. 43, No. 10, 2010, pp. 599-605 more
2010
J. Kastner, D. Salaberger, R. Kickinger - STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS OF POLYMERIC FOAMS BY SUB-µM X-RAY COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY - Proc. of 10th European Conference on Non-Destructive Testing, Moskau, Russian Federation, 2010 more
2010
C. Heinzl, A. Amirkhanov, M. Reiter, E. Gröller - Visual Optimality and Stability Analysis of 3DCT Scan Positions - IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), Vol. 16, No. 6, 2010 more